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May 05, 2021

Using Your Abilene Security System With Alexa or Google Nest

Did you know you can access your Abilene home security system with intuitive voice commands? Wouldn’t it be amazing if your Abilene ADT security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your Abilene home security system you can create an exciting upgrade.

Your AI assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your wireless system to turn on your interior lighting, activate your smart locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your smartphone and ADT monitoring experts. Then if you’re heading for bed or to get out of the house, all you need to do is tell your home “Goodbye,” and your system will spring into guard mode. That’s a great convenience when you’re rushing to get out of the house quickly and can’t make it to the key pad.

Here’s how to link your Abilene security system with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Google or Alexa App

To switch on voice commands on your security and automation system, you’ll want to enable the ADT Control skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your AI assistant to perform a majority of of the tasks that you can do in your mobile security app. With easy voice commands, you can arm or disarm your system, control your smart bulbs and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is opened.

Then again, you could use separate Alexa or Google skills to control each separate alarm, sensor, and automation device, but that can become a bit unwieldy. One of the benefits of linking your Abilene security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that everything is easily found in one skill. Luckily, you can customize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras and link them with Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa on install.

What Vocal Commands Can You Issue When You Connect Your Abilene Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Your AI assistant can do more things than just turning off the lights or disarming your motion sensors. You might want to find out the status of your smart devices or adjust your thermostat to a custom level. You can also tell your AI assistant to auto-adjust your alarms and cameras just like you could in the ADT app.

Try out these commands for your Alexa or Google Nest:

  • “Arm my security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my kitchen light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my garage door camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You can also set a routine within Google or Alexa that puts many devices together. For instance, say “Hey, Google, I’m going out,” and lock your smart locks, arm your alarms, turn down the air, and extinguish your living room lights. Or preset a routine for “tv time,” and sit back as Google turns down the lighting and adjusts the air. The devices you can link together in a preset routine are seemingly endless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Buy All Your Smart Devices From One Manufacturer Or Mix And Match?

Does linking your Abilene security system to Alexa or Google Nest work best if you get your components from one place, or can you pick over time? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave tech -- sometimes it’s more convenient to have all your security components configured at the same time.

When you have your devices activated at the initial install, you instantly create one united home security system from the outset. Then you can pre-set away and make groups, routines, and custom commands, and know all your components will work as it should on day one. You could mix and match your security components as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work together. However, make sure that any added devices are linked to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond with the ADT skill.

The Best Security System For Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa Is From Secure24 Alarm Systems

As you look for the best Abilene security system for your family, just call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security experts will help you customize a perfect system for a voice-controlled smart house. Just call (325) 313-2016 or complete the form below to begin.